Our noses are front and centre on our faces, and if we aren’t happy with their shape, it can be a real blow to our confidence. Many people think that going under the knife is the only possible solution, but that’s not the only option. Nowadays, non-surgical nose job (rhinoplasty) can correct many of the aesthetic issues that people have with their noses, restoring confidence and enhancing overall appearance.
But how can the shape of your nose be changed without surgery? It could be as simple as getting a few dermal filler injections. Although non-surgical rhinoplasty can’t change the size of your nose, it is used to correct asymmetry, fill in hollows, or reduce the appearance of bumps, humps or scars.
You should also know that non-surgical rhinoplasty isn’t a permanent fix. It lasts for six to eighteen months, and then you will have to have the process repeated if you want to restore the appearance of your nose once again. This said, non-surgical rhinoplasty has few risks and several benefits:
Obviously, this is the number one reason why many people choose non-surgical rhinoplasty. You will only be given a local anaesthetic, and no incisions are made. The procedure is so quick, that some people call it the “fifteen-minute nose job”.
A surgical rhinoplasty involves a lengthy recovery period during which the incision sites have to be protected with a dressing. A lot of activities are ruled out because sweating must be kept to a minimum, and daily cleaning of the incision site becomes part of your routine.
With non-surgical rhinoplasty, you can literally walk out of the doctors surgery and go straight back to work. You can even have it done during a lunch break! Apart from the possibility of bruising, there are no after-effects, and infection is not an issue.
Subtle changes to the shape of your nose won’t cause comment, but people will notice that you look better. Your results are instantaneous and only take minutes to achieve.
Some people use non-surgical rhinoplasty to “try on” a new nose before committing to surgical rhinoplasty. In this sense, the temporary nature of a non-surgical rhinoplasty can actually be to your benefit. If you decide that you look better with a few little imperfections, you won’t have made an irreversible change. If, on the other hand, you decide you like the change, you can either return for another non-surgical rhinoplasty or commit to a more permanent solution with confidence.
If you think that you are likely to benefit from a non-surgical rhinoplasty, your next step will be to consult a Toronto cosmetic surgeon who can explain what he or she can and cannot do for you with this procedure. You can also use this opportunity to discuss your surgical options.